The size of a story is often dictated by the scope of the idea that spawned it. While some experienced writers can tell from the shape of the concept how long their story will be, it’s often a case of trial and error and years.
Choosing Your Perspective
All stories have a voice and a point-of-view — or POV.
It’s how you combine them that makes a story that resonates.
How to Self-Edit That Lousy First Draft
Welcome to Part 9 of my Virtual Balticon panel writeup. The painful panel description was as follows: Panelists will discuss they’re … More
There is No Finish Line: Momentum for Writers
Experienced writers who have been on the roller coaster for a while know the big secret: you never really “make it.” Just because you’ve sold one book doesn’t mean you’ll sell the next one, and just because you didn’t sell the last one doesn’t mean the next one won’t hit big.
How do you maintain the will to keep creating?
Making Painful Edits
Welcome to Part 7 of my Virtual Balticon panel writeup. It’s hard to cut out scenes or characters that you love, … More
Science Fiction Has Always Been Political
Here’s Part 6 of my Virtual Balticon panel notes. Throughout the history of science fiction and fantasy, creators have used the … More